THE CHICAGO LOCAL OF THE
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF RADIO ARTISTS
WELCOMES YOU TO ITS
AT THE SHERMAN HOTEL
APRIL 15, 1950
AT THE SHERATON HOTEL
AUGUST 10, 11, 12, 13, 1950
. . better
. . . broadcasts
. . . . materialize
extends best wishes
When the first chapters of the Chicago story were written some twelve
years ago, we felt a good measure of modesty was in order. We were then
embarking on a noble experiment to determine whether or not there was an
ample amount of self-sufficiency in the membership of our organization to support
a program of mutual assistance in cases of need and emergency without the
necessity of a levy upon members' dues. The results of our experimentation that
year were only mildly gratifying, but this much was accomplished — the estab-
lishment of the Chicago AFRA Antics, and the establishment of the Chicago
AFRA Sick and Benefit Fund, the first such fund, incidentally, to make its appear-
ance in any local of the entire national organization. The Sick and Benefit Fund,
has, in twelve years, disbursed to AFRAns in need a sum of $22,949.32.
Right here we cannot resist mentioning two other "firsts" of which Chicago
AFRA is rather proud. The Chicago Local's Bulletin, official organ of the Chicago
chapter, was the forerunner of the many similar organs now published by other locals. The Chicago Serv-
icemen's Fund was also first in setting the pattern for the establishment of many such funds throughout
AFRA. This Fund has disbursed to AFRA ex-Servicemen a total of $41,035.00.
The history of the problems involved in the planning and staging of the AFRA Antics through the years
until this year, 1950, would make entrancing reading for those besides AFRA members. There have been
enthusiasts and there have been pessimists; hold-fasters and experimenters; there have been gripes and
there have been kudos. All the while changes in approach had to be made to match the changes so char-
acteristic of show-business. Top-notch performers in every field of entertainment have appeared on our
Antics stage, rendering unremunerated services for which we shall be eternally grateful. And still, each
year, after the spotlights had dimmed out and we had counted the comments, we realized we were still
experimenting in an effort to find an all-around vehicle for telling the Chicago story to non-AFRAns.
Not until two years ago were we convinced that the type of entertainment such as we offer tonight
was the type for which we had been searching for ten years. For now, once a year, we AFRAns can have
the pleasure of joining socially with you, the men and women who help move the wheels of our great
broadcasting industry, and together make jest of our idiosyncracies, and hold up a mirror to that which is
perhaps our most valuable asset — our ingenuity. But most important, we can come away with a feeling
that our spirits have been lifted in the process.
On behalf of all the men and women of AFRA, to all the men and women with us tonight who have
helped make AFRA a significant reality, we say —
LET JOY REIGN SUPREME!
-HARRY ELDERS, President
Chicago Local AFRA
Nathan R. Lieber
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GEORGE W. KELLNER
1950 marks a notably unique chap-
ter in the history of Chicago AFRA.
This is Antics-Convention year. On
Saturday evening, April 15th, Chica-
go AFRA will play host to its many
valued friends on the occasion of the
12th Annual AFRA Antics, presenting
another original production designed
for entertainment in its purest (?)
On Friday evening, August 11th,
the Antics show will be performed
again for the edification of guest del-
egates attending the 11th Annual Na-
tional AFRA Convention.
In the past, in order to insure a suc-
cessful affair, both from the social
and histrionic standpoints, we have
always tossed away convention at the
Antics. This year, we are fondly hop-
ing for a double success by not only
tossing away convention at the Antics,
but by tossing antics at the Conven-
It is our sincere wish that everyone
on both occasions will experience a
thoroughly enjoyable evening.
A. FRANK REEL
National Executive Secretary
RAYMOND A. JONES
Director ot the Central Region
CLAUDE L. McCUE
Director of the Western Region
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Thanks AFRA Members
NATIONAL OFFICERS 1949-1950
WILLIAM S. GAVIN
HARRY VON ZELL
JOE BLACK, JR.
JOHN DE YOUNG
of OUR UNION
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Salt Lake City
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your friends at
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Produced and Directed
ROY W. WINSOR
Sketches and Lyrics by
Music Composed by
ELLA ROSE HALLORAN
Music Arranged and Directed by
he recede *Shmo !
SING HO! THE AVERAGE SHMO!
AFRA Chorus assisted by The Choralists - - - JACK HALLORAN, Director
Sopranos: Miriam Cousins, Mary Blackmore, Mary Ludeman, Ann Andrews, Caroline
Hoyt, Georgia Norlin, Jannette Taylor, Marilyn Palmer Kluge, Ellen Selfridge
and Jacky McCarty.
Tenors: William Cole, Lawrence Lane, Lowell Byler, Marion Smith, Dean Reed,
Charles Dawson, Robert Harris, James Cassel, Gordon Hinners, Paul Nettinga,
Edward Fissinger, Graf Moeller and Homer Snodgrass.
Altos: Eva Harper, Hazel Ogle, Genevieve Stracke, Flora Patterson, Helene Hekman,
Mertis Griffiths, Bette Stewart, Barbara Rogers, Lydia Veazie and Shirley
Basses: Harold Hedlund, Bernard Izzo, Earle Wilkie, Edward Stack, Robert Morton,
Win Stracke, Arwin Schweig, Don Hustad, Lester Rogers, George Hinners
Solo by EARLE WILKIE
Miss Drake Geraldine Kay
Mr. Harris, Producer Carton KaDell
Mr. Newton, Account Executive Stanley Gordon
Mr. Pickens, Client Representative John Gannon
Shakespeare C. Cook, Writer Charles Flynn
What Type Guy Am l?
Duet with Chorus accompaniment:
The Guy Hal Hedlund
The Girl Nancy Wright
They Don’t Know No Better
The Sponsor Les Spears
The Shmo ( Sponsor Image ) Helen Malone
Bubble the Jingle Cauldron
Witch Sisters Alma Platts
How Average Can You Get?
The Average Bus Driver
The Driver Studs Terkel
The Passengers Stanley Schewel
See Here, Dorothy Dix!
The Loving Husband Maurice Copeland
The Loving Wife Beverley Younger
Their Lovely Neighbor Viola Berwick
We Don’t Buy That!
Octet with Chorus — Messrs. Reed, Cole, Snodgrass Harris, Stack, Izzo, Schweig and
That Magic Phrase, Men!
V.P. in Charge of Sales for Smexall Jim Goss
Mr. Space, Advertising Manager Russ Reed
Mr. Phipps, Candy-Buyer Butler Manvill
RX, the Pharmacist Jess Pugh
Wildie Norman Gottschalk
Mr. Blake, Account Executive Ed Prentiss
Mr. Hemingway, Copy Man James Andelin
Mr. Rembrandt, Art Director Myron Wallace
Let’s Face It, Portia!
Dr. Schultz, Psychiatrist Dean Almquist
His Nurse Ann Blager
Portia Bernhardt Fern Persons
Her Announcer Holland Engle
Mr. Bernhardt Paul Barnes
Sound Effects Artist Leroy Olliger
Toss That Cue!
The Cue King Bob Baron
Take An Attitude!
Patsy Lee with Messrs. Cole, Halloran, Hedlund and Wilkie
Shakespeare Cook Is Victorious!
We are indebted to: Byron Keath, our Stage Manager
Bob Graham, Technical Advisor
Ella Rose Halloran, Accompanist
Jean Mowry, Assistant to the Director
The Choralists and the Actors Club of Chicago for use of rehearsal
Hotel Sherman for stage furnishings
Butler Manvill for make-ups
— Eleanor Engle, Entertainment Chairman
Win Stracke, Music Chairman
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Today, more than ever, take it from me
you need AFRA and AFRA needs you.
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